pigment cell


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pig·ment cell

a cell containing pigment granules.
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pigment cell

n.
An animal cell, such as a melanocyte or a chromatophore, that contains pigment.
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pigment cell

Any cell that normally contains pigment granules.
See also: cell
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In the pleopod photophore, the processes of the reflecting pigment cells form a common cap around the apex of the complete set of photocytes [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 24 AND 25 OMITTED]; in contrast, in the photophores of the maxilliped, each individual photocyte has its own cap of reflecting pigment cell processes.
Abnormalities in pigment cells can affect us in many ways, from genetic disorders such as albinism to freckles caused by aging.
Regarding the number of pigment cells in each stage, females in mid pregnancy exhibited a higher number of pigmented cells, followed by females in late pregnancy and early pregnancy.
Jablonski, "Genetic modulation of the iris transillumination defect: a systems genetics analysis using the expanded family of BXD glaucoma strains," Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, vol.
Nordlund JJ, Abdel-Malek ZA, Boissy R, et al (1989) Pigment cell biology: a historical review.
Bernard, "Melanocyte subpopulation turnover during the human hair cycle: An Immunohistochemical Study," Pigment Cell Research, vol.
Namazi, "Neurogenic dysregulation, oxidative stress, autoimmunity, and melanocytorrhagy in vitiligo: can they be interconnected?" Pigment Cell Research, vol.
Following an introduction to development of pigment cell lineage, they discuss the basis of specific coloration patterns.
(5) In September 2008, three reviews were published in the medical journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research that highlighted the huge amount of evidence linking tanning salons and melanoma.
The preretinal and postretinal membranes correspond to the basal laminae of the lentigen layer, retina and pigment cell layer.